DePuy Hip Implant Recall Affects Thousands

September 8, 2010
By Dan Irving , Esq. on September 8, 2010 2:54 PM | | Comments (0)

Patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery using DePuy hip implants should know that DePuy Orthopaedics has recalled their ASR hip implants. According to research by a British agency, 1 out of every 8 people who had ASR implants needed to have their surgery corrected within 5 years. This DePuy design defect affects thousands of people -- over 90,000 DePuy hip implants have been implanted worldwide. The hip implant models included in this recall are the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System.

Hip replacement surgery is a complicated surgery that can be very painful for some patients. When a patient has hip replacement surgery, they can usually expect their implants to last for 15 years or longer without needing a second surgery. However, due to DePuy's design failure in their ASR hip implants, many patients need to undergo corrective surgery within five years. Patients who are experiencing pain and having trouble walking after hip replacement using DePuy's ASR implants may have a defective implant. DePuy recommends that people with these types of implants see their doctors for a follow-up visit regardless of whether they are experiencing pain or other problems. For more information on the ASR implant recall, visit the DePuy Corporation's website.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been receiving complaints regarding the design failure in DePuy hip implants for over two years - around 400 complaints in the United States. According to The New York Times, some orthopedic experts are appalled that DePuy did not recall their devices earlier.

If you feel you have suffered an injury because of the design defects present in the ASR hip implants, contact a product liability attorney who will explain your rights. Contact us toll free at or visit our website for a free initial consultation.

Dan Irving is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer handling product liability cases for more than 29 years. He has received a 10.0 rating on AVVO, a lawyer rating service, which is the highest rating given for a lawyer. He is also rated the highest ability and ethics rating, "AV", by Martindale Hubbell, a company rating lawyers for more than 100 years.

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